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University Council vetoes plus/minus grading system

By Felix Sarver | October 10, 2012

Approved changes to the plus/minus grading system were vetoed at the University Council meeting Wednesday. The plus/minus grading system, first proposed by Faculty Senate and sent to various university committees for debate and approval, was vetoed 27-19....

Sophomore business administration majors Michelle DiVita (left) and Nick Nudo (right) study at Founders Memorial Library.

University Council to vote on grading policy

By Felix Sarver | October 9, 2012

A plus/minus grading system which has faced opposition from some students may be vetoed at a University Council (UC) meeting today. After nearly two years of discussion and debate, the Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC) submitted their meeting minutes...

NIU releases its annual safety and security report

By Northern Star Staff | October 1, 2012

The 2012 annual safety and security report and fire safety report was released by NIU Monday. NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith said the safety and security report makes it possible for people to make an informed decision on whether they want to visit NIU. The...

SA senator elections see lower turnout

By Erin Kolb | September 27, 2012

The results are in for the Student Association (SA) Senate elections and the number of votes showed a significant decrease in turnout. A total of 675 votes were counted for the Senate elections. There were 937 votes in the 2011 elections. Elections Commissioner...

Student Association elections coming soon

By Brian Singer | September 23, 2012

Students will get the chance to vote for people to represent their concerns at the Student Association (SA) Senate elections Tuesday. The SA acts as a governing body at NIU and handles anything involving students, said SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick....

Printing cap questioned at University Council meeting

By Felix Sarver | September 13, 2012

Frustration with the new printing cap and concerns with student safety were raised at the University Council meeting Wednesday. Austin Quick, Student Association (SA) Senate speaker, said the SA has heard about 15 to 20 students complaining about the...

Quick talks about issues on campus at Faculty Senate meeting

Quick talks about issues on campus at Faculty Senate meeting

By Meghan Connell | September 5, 2012

Austin Quick accompanied by Kelsey Shockey speak on behalf of the Student Association at Wednesday's Faculty Senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center. Quick talks about many issues on campus, including the need for an updated recreation facility and...

Faculty Senate voices concerns about enrollment, faculty retirements

Faculty Senate voices concerns about enrollment, faculty retirements

By Felix Sarver | September 5, 2012

Concerns about student enrollment and faculty retirements were raised at the first Faculty Senate meeting of the fall semester Wednesday. Faculty Senate President Alan Rosenbaum said he heard from faculty and people on campus “catastrophic statements”...

Parking rules changed

Parking rules changed

By Felix Sarver | July 16, 2012

NIU decided Sunday that vehicles found driving or parking on sidewalks and grass areas will be ticketed. After feedback from the Campus Parking committee, Student Association and University Council, parking and driving regulations will not only be enforced...

Speaker questions editorial

The Northern Star has outdone itself this time. Recently, the “editors” of the Northern Star stated that its Editorial Board felt that the leadership of both the University and the Student Association were “out of touch” from ordinary students...

Elliot Echols Senior current President of Student Association and Delonte Leflore Student Association president elect enjoy a meal together after the close of the last Student Association Senate meeting of the year at the Student Association banquet in the Campus Life building sunday evening.

SA Senate adds new residence hall to District 2 at last meeting of semester

By Felix Sarver | May 6, 2012

The 43rd session of the Student Association (SA) Senate ended swiftly with a recognized student organization, a bylaw amendment and a change SA Supreme Court procedure. The Senate passed a bill to add the new residence hall from District 3 to District...

CHANCE program aims to help students succeed

By Felix Sarver | May 6, 2012

Keylan Grimes didn’t want to go to community college after high school. He wanted to attend university. “I wanted to grow among other students,” said the freshman business administration major. Grimes such an opportunity through the Counseling,...